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A major player such as AT&T or DirecTV (DTV +0.8%) might make a run at acquiring Dish...

A major player such as AT&T or DirecTV (DTV +0.8%) might make a run at acquiring Dish Network (DISH -0.7%), according to industry consultant Tim Farrar. The line of reasoning is that with Dish pursuing its own bid for Clearwire, a deal sooner rather than later makes sense. Last week, DirecTV CEO Mike White stoked the DTV-DISH merger fire by saying a tie-up would yield "strategic merit" and "synergies."
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  • davidingeorgia
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    Wouldn't a DISH/DTV merger run into anti-trust problems? Those two are the only choices for people living in rural areas, and the service from both is bad enough even with them competing against each other for customers. Service/pricing surely wouldn't get any better with *less* competition.
    14 Jan 2013, 11:14 AM Reply Like
  • labas112
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    I enjoy DISH and never had issues, but I would hate the merge since prices would definitely rise, which was a reason for not selecting Directv in the first place.
    14 Jan 2013, 01:25 PM Reply Like
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